JUF Young Families offers many exciting opportunities for families with young children to explore and cultivate Jewish life. From welcoming a newborn, to providing free Jewish books and music, to gift vouchers that help supplement Jewish early education, JUF Young Families programs help families experience and celebrate the joys of Jewish life, community and learning. If you're a parent, grandparent or have young children in your life – JUF Young Families is the place for you.

The Young Families eNewsletter

youngFamilies_thumb_170_shofarEach month, JUF Young Families distributes an eNewsletter just for families with young children. Stay up-to-date on JUF Young Families programs and special events, as well as family programs sponsored by JUF agency partners, synagogues, day schools and other fun family activities and Jewish resources.

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Sanctuary - Connecting with Young Families


This episode of “Sanctuary” explores the many ways the Jewish community reaches out to the parents of young children, offering them a wide range of opportunities to connect with other parents and families, as well as with Jewish life and traditions.

What's Up at JYF?

When I Grow Up- Cartoonist

Sunday January 22, 3:00-4:30pm

PJ Library and PJ Our Way invite you to meet Jordan Gorfinkel a former DC Comic editor, a writer, and cartoonist.  Through an interactive discussion and hands on cartoon workshop, get to know Jordan Gorfinkel and begin to understand how Judaism and cartoons can be intertwined.

PJ Celebrates Tu B'Shevat

Sunday February 4, 4:00-6:00pm

Join PJ Library and jBaby Chicago at the Dupage Children's Museum on February 4, from 4-6 pm for havdalah and to celebrate Tu B'Shevat, the New Year for the trees! Enjoy crafts, snacks, private admission to the museum and music from Ms. Aimee Leigh. Tu B'Shevat fun for the entire family!